Definitions for "Wake turbulence"
The turbulence caused by the passing of an aircraft through a body of air. Greater horizontal separation must be provided behind wide-body aircraft approaching or departing from airports because of the greater wake turbulence they create.
Turbulent air behind an aircraft caused by any of the following: (a) wing-tip vortices;(b) rotor-tip vortices;(c) jet-engine thrust stream or jet blast;(d) rotor downwash;(e) prop wash. Fr: turbulence de sillage
turbulence created by an aircraft's passage through the air.